Three Tree Hill Lodge

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Homely Elegant Three Tree Battlefields Lodge

Experience a fascinating destination teeming in history and rolling green hills, a place of comfortable style deep in the inspiring KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg foothills of Bergville, close to the historic Natal Battlefields. Three Tree Hill Lodge is an ideal location to use as your comfy base when you arrive to explore the fascinating Anglo-Boer War and Anglo-Zulu War Battlefields. Close by to the Drakensberg Mountains so remember to hike a lot, go birding, swim in a pristine river and listen to the silence. 

Three Tree Hill Lodge promises elegant warm accommodation in varying cottages created for couples, families of four and 6 guests together – all boast en-suite baths and showers, free African Botanical toiletries, 100% cotton percale linen, tea and coffee facilities, overhead fans, solar torches and stunning historic KwaZulu-Natal décor. 

The family cottages feature one main ensuite bedroom with a convivial fireplace, large glass doors that fold back to walk onto the private patio, and bunk beds plus 2 single beds in the kids’ room. 

The larger, self-catering cottage, Churchill’s cottage, features some of the best views in the area, out towards Spioenkop mountain, the scene of a famous battle. Families can be completely private here, with their own swimming pool, entertainment area, open-plan lounge and kitchen and two large ensuite bedrooms – the ideal setup for families with teenagers! 

The newest cottage, Burchells, is also ideal for a group of 4 adults or a family with its own kitchen, lounge, private patio and captivating views of this stunning Bergville destination!

Rest awhile during the day on the inviting sun deck beside the refreshing swimming pool and revel in the huge blue skies, mountain vistas and endless green grassy hills. Chilly evenings are enlightened beside the glowing fire that links the tasteful main lounge and dining area where fascinating memorabilia and valuable Africana occupy your evenings after adventures in the Battlefields. 

Three Tree Hill Lodge is a cordial kind of place that you never want to leave so make new friends, pick up a few books to read, use the Wi-Fi in the library and play croquet on the lawn after lunch. The lodge includes an ingenious sunrise viewing deck, a sundowner viewing spot and plenty of fun outdoors stuff to to for kids such as obstacle courses, jungle gyms and a trampoline. 

It’s set against the magnificent backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa and overlooks the secluded Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve. Three Tree Hill Lodge was once called Three Trees at Spioenkop, its claim to fame being its commitment as a Fair Trade-certified lodge. The owners place great emphasis on Sustainable Responsible Tourism and offer spectacular scenery, and locally grown farm-style country food with superb hospitality. It is the ideal environment in which to unwind and be rejuvenated. 

This intimate, luxury 20 bedded lodge is owner-managed and visitors can feel the passion and dedication of their hosts when they arrive at this home away from home where service is everything.  Join a tour of the Battlefields Route in KwaZulu-Natal, your hosts being Three Tree Hill Lodge, taking you to relive the battles of Spioenkop and Colenso, as well as the capture of Churchill at Chieveley.



Three Trees Hill Lodge in Bergville, near Spioenkop is a family-owned and run establishment set in the Battlefields of KwaZulu Natal against the spectacular backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa. This upmarket and homely accommodation is the ideal location for a midlands holiday for those who wish to explore the major Anglo-Boer War Battlefields of Spioenkop and Colenso, the Northern Drakensberg Mountains (World Heritage Site) and the Anglo-Zulu War Battlefields (Isandlwana and Rorke’s) which are a mere 2hrs away.

An eco-friendly lodge set on the former site of a British military headquarters, Three Trees has been constructed mainly from wood and iron to resemble the settler housing kits that were brought out from Britain in the 19th century. Refined accommodation at this Battlefields lodge is in 6 elegant twin rooms, a self-contained 2 bedroom cottage and 1 family suite, all with private viewing decks.

To add to this, the country hotel also features a swimming pool, a main dining area, and a roomy lounge area with a wide veranda including a game viewing deck. The lodge is tactfully placed to afford panoramas of a stunning valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve, host to rhino, zebra, giraffe, eland and other antelope species.

Activities at Three Tree Hill comprise tours of the Anglo-Boer War Battlefields, including explorations of the other battlefields in the region. All of these informative tours are led by the residence’s expert guide who has the ability to bring historic events to life with his narrative skills. The Spioenkop Nature Reserve offers guests the opportunity to see a variety of animals including rhinos, zebra and giraffes. Guided walks, horse riding as well as mountain biking excursions into the foothills of the Drakensberg are also on offer.

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10-day Kwazulu-Natal Combo Safari

9 Nights
See the KwaZulu-Natal ocean shores, the fascinating interior with its lively Battlefields tours and the breath-taking beauty of private game reserves with rich wildlife viewing. You will see and experience the best of KwaZulu-Natal – or KZN for short.

From $236



  • The flagship tour covering the Battle of Spioenkop, arguably the bloodiest of the Anglo-Boer War clashes
  • Guided game walks through Spioenkop Nature Reserve 
  • Guided and unguided hiking and mountain-biking in the Royal Natal National Park and other nearby nature reserves, picnic lunch included
  • Swimming, game viewing on horseback


  • Accommodation
  • 3 Full meals
  • Morning & afternoon teas with cake
  • Wi-Fi
  • Community Fund

Bedroom interior of the luxury accommodation at Three Tree Hill Lodge in South Africa
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  • Various cottages for couples and families: coffee/tea making facilities, cots available, extra beds, fans, internet access, terrace, toiletries, period furniture, ensuite bathrooms with bathtubs and showers
  • Churchill’s cottage – 2 en suite bedrooms plus private pool and fully equipped kitchen
  • Business facilities
  • Childcare/babysitting service
  • Laundry service
  • Swimming pool
  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Restaurant/dining room
  • Transfers, tours


  • A secluded, convivial family-run lodge overlooking the battlefield of Spioenkop and the dramatic Drakensberg mountains in Bergville
  • Built to mimic the settler housing kits brought out from Britain in the 19th century – with a focus on simple luxury, wraparound verandas, quality antiques and views all around
  • Spectacular views and game viewing from all cottage decks, tastefully decorated for couples, families and groups
  • Rates inclusive of 3 full meals, morning and afternoon teas with delicious cakes, tours and upmarket facilities.

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